Warriors roll past Panthers
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Moh Leroy Page Jr tosses the javeline on Friday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »
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Amar Abbatiello had a big day for Mohawk Trail Regional High School as it dominated visiting Pioneer Valley Regional School, 113-32, in an Intercounty League boys’ track and field meet Friday afternoon in Buckland.
Abbatiello earned a trio of first-place finishes for the Warriors. He cleared 10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault, finished the 110-meter high hurdles in 17 seconds flat and topped the 400-meter field in 64 seconds.
Leroy Page also had a nice afternoon for Mohawk (4-0 overall, 3-0 IL), taking the javelin with a distance of 169 feet, 6 1/ 2 inches, and the shot put in 44 feet, 7 inches. Eli Shearer took the triple jump (39-113/4) and 400 meters (57.3), Jake Orzechowski claimed top honors in the discus (104-5), Cam Olanyk won the mile (4:49.1), Josh Rode took the 800 (2:10.1), Lucas Purington was victorious in the 200 (23.1) and Zach Coburn won the two-mile (11:25.7). The Warriors also took the 4x100 relay at 48.2 seconds, and the 4x400 at 4 minutes, 2.3 seconds.
Darion Sadri was a bright spot for the Panthers, winning the long jump (21 feet, 4 1/ 4), high jump (5-10) and 100 meters (11.4).
Mahar 112, Athol 33 — Mahar Regional School easily took care of rival Athol High School, 112-33, in an IL boys’ track and field meet Friday afternoon in Orange.
The Senators had three double winners — Leo Jillson took the javelin (130-9) and shot put (40-9), Issak Reinikainen took the 800 (2:13.7) and high jump (5-2), and Dan Bergman won the 110 hurdles (17.6) and 400 intermediate hurdles (68.5).
Clay Richardson won the 100 meters (12.0), Damitrius Saycraft took the 200 (25.9), Zach Gurganus was best in the mile (5:22.6), Pat Richard won the two-mile (11:24.8), Zabien Shaw took the long jump (18-11), Ethan Nye bested the field in the triple jump (40-101/2, and Tom Anderson captured the discus (92-10).
Athol’s Tanner Pavilionis won the 400 (57.4) and pole vault (9-6).
Mahar hosts Mohawk on Monday in what will likely be a battle for the IL title.
Mohawk 8, Greenfield 6 — Mohawk scored twice in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a 6-6 tie and went on to record a 8-6 Franklin County League softball win over Greenfield High School on Friday afternoon in Buckland.
Samantha Davis finished with two hits and one RBI for the Warriors (2-6 overall, 1-4 FCL), while Leigh Shippee and Briana Benz each had two hits. Emily Page earned the win with five strikeouts and three walks in five innings, while Hope Lively struck out four and walked four in two innings of relief.
Kelsey Roberts finished with two hits including a triple for the Green Wave (2-6, 1-5), and Erica LaPointe added a pair of singles and drove in a run. Vicki Balis chipped in one hit and one RBI for Greenfield.
Leah Wallner struck out two and walked seven in two innings in the circle in the loss, and Amanda Elwell walked four in four innings of relief.
Mahar 13, Hopkins 4 — Kate Donelan struck out four and did not walk a batter in a complete-game effort and the Mahar bats woke up on Friday as the Senators knocked off Hopkins Academy, 13-4, in a FCL softball game in Hadley.
Donelan scattered eight hits over seven innings and after allowing four runs in the first three innings, shut down the Hopkins offense over the final four innings. Donelan was also helped out by a solid defensive effort.
While the pitcher and defense were doing their things, the offense was piling up runs and hits off three Hopkins pitchers. The Senators scored at least one run in each of the first five innings to keep the pressure on. Alex Temple tripled as part of a three-hit, two-RBI performance to lead the Mahar offense, while Caitlyn Gullage finished with three hits including a double and three RBIs. Erin Robinson finished with one hit and one RBI, and Kacy Ninteau added two hits.
Savannah Ring finished with three hits and one RBI for Hopkins. Kara Cristoforo struck out two and walked three in 2 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.
Turners 14, Athol 2 (6) — Jenna Putala made her presence felt upon returning to the Turners Falls lineup Friday night.
The sophomore, who wass cleared to play earlier in the week after recovering from knee surgery, belted a two-ruin home run on the first pitch she saw and the Indians went on to beat Athol, 14-2, in a six-inning FCL softball game at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.
Emma Johnson also blasted a three-run homer for the Indians, and Jordyn Fiske added a two-run shot as Powertown lived up to its nickname.
Emma Johnson knocked in five runs on the night, Nicole Thibeault added a pair and Maddy Johnson chipped in one.
Mackenzie Phillips was the winning pitcher, striking out nine and allowing only two walks in the complete-game effort. Jess Soucie took the loss for the Red Raiders, walking six in just 2 1/ 3 innings.
Athol won the junior varsity game, 6-3.
Greenfield 5, St. Mary 0 — Greenfield qualified for the postseason on Friday afternoon with a 5-0 victory over St. Mary High School in a Tri-County League boys’ match in Greenfield.
Greenfield remained unbeaten on the season at 8-0 and already wrapped up a tournament berth.
“The guys are excited,” Greenfield coach Rick Miner said. “They had certain goals and one of those was to make the tournament. I think they put the time in during the summer and that’s helped a lot.”
Miner said that the upcoming week will be a good test for his team as it takes on three quality teams in Mohawk, Turners Falls and unbeatendefeated Westfield High School.
Paris Felogloy beat James Merosi, 6-2, 6-2 at first singles on Friday, whlie Pat Crowningshield knocked off Kieran O’Donnell 6-3, 6-2 at second singles. Stefan Walker beat Jake Nielson, 6-2, 6-1 at third singles to complete the sweep at singles.
Greenfield had an even easier time at the doubles matches as George Felogloy and Ben Westerman knocked off Will Armstrong and Ben Rutledge, 6-1, 6-0 at first doubles, while Nick Brandl and Jackson Pelletier bageled Mike Nielson and Pat Mulhall, 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles.
Belchertown 4, Turners 1 — Belchertown High School won all three points at singles and the Orioles defeated Turners Falls, 4-1, in an independent boys’ tennis match Friday afternoon in Belchertown.
The Indians had to forfeit third singles but also lost the top two as Dennis Gheorghita dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Ethan Smith at No. 1, and Sam Danford fell 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 to Sam Stroman.
Turners Falls (5-3) earned its lone victory of the day at first doubles where Alex Gheorghita and Spencer Hubert bested Jack Stinson and Ryan Stinson, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 (super tiebreaker). Belchertown’s second doubles tema of Noah Luffer and Tremer Zulkiewicz beat Avery Palmer and Jonathan Cagle, 6-0, 6-2.
Frontier 4, Turners 1 — Celia Speth came back from one set down against Kelly Rehorka at second singles to win her match and helped Frontier Regional School to a 4-1 Tri-County League North girls’ tennis victory over Turners Falls Friday in Turners Falls.
The Indians were playing without three starters on the day, forcing players to move up, including Rehorka, who is normally a first doubles player but was thrust into second singles action. Rehorka won the first set 6-3 but Speth came back to win the second by the same 6-3 score. That set up the decisive third set and Rehorka raced out to a 4-1 lead but Speth came back to claim a 7-5 victory.
“Kelly had a brilliant game going but she just ran out of gas,” Turners Falls coach Vic Gonzalez said.
Frontier’s Lilly Schulman earned a victory at first singles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kortney Thurber. The Indians (3-4) earned their lone point of the match at third singles where Alysha Wozniak took a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alli Zera.
Frontier (4-1) won both doubles matches. Ashley Barrington and Peter Bronke bested Kaili Lynch and Jade Linscott, 6-1, 6-1 at first doubles, while Krystal Niedbala and Shelby Telega earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hailey Trott and Carlie Kretchmar at second doubles.
Athol 3, E. Longmeadow 2 — Wyatt Doiron-LaRue served 17 points for Athol and finished with 10 kills and two blocks as the Red Raiders defeated East Longmeadow High School, 15-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 15-6, in an East Division boys’ volleyball match Friday afternoon in Athol.
Tyler Lajoie finished with 23 assists, six kills and two blocks for the Red Raiders (9-3), while Erik Aikey recorded 13 kills. Carter Amadon collected seven kills, Lorenzo Carra recorded 12 assists, Beau Guimond chipped in three blocks and two kills, and Nelson Leadbetter added 27 digs.